kathouse (1894) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sweet vinous aroma. Oak and mild fruit. Beer pours opaque brown with a thin head. Surprised at how smooth this beer is. Brown and toasted malt flavor balanced with fruit and wine. Finish is very nice with just a touch of oak. beerism (10) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
1. This is my first review here
2. My poor English.
Tasted in the end of 2010: almost black. Discreet, harmonious nose - lots of malt, a bit of citrus, notes of cedarwood. On the palate there’s a great interplay between malt and citrus notes. Rich in content and kind of refreshing - both at the same time! I love this slightly sour notes. Not too many roasted flavours; small notes of wood and vanilla. Great complexity. Absolutely adorable beer. Very long finish with a fine sweet/sour/bitter balance. Close to perfection. One of those beers, that show more on the palate that on the nose. One of the best beers ’till now - even better then Pannepot and Pannepot Reserva. – – Ende 2010 getrunken: beinahe schwarz. Verhaltene, harmonische Nase - viel Malz, etwas Zitrus, Zedernholznoten. Am Gaumen ein tolles Wechselspiel zwischen dem Malz und den Zitrusnoten. Gehaltvoll und beinah erfrischend gleichzeitig. Ich liebe diese säuerlichen Noten! Nicht sonderlich viele Röstaromen; leichte Holz- und Vanillearomen. Sehr komplex! Absolut großartiges Bier. Sehr langes Finale mit einer wunderbaren Süß/Sauer/Bitter-Balance. Ganz nah an der Perfektion. Eines dieser (seltenen) Biere, die am Gaumen mehr preisgeben, als an der Nase. Für mich bislang eines der besten Biere, die ich getrunken habe - auch besser als das "normale" Pannepot und das Reserva. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Not bad but regular Pannepot is far better. This kind of just lost flavor/carbonation from the original and left a much flatter spicy watered down version of the original, which still tastes good but compared to the original falls flat. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2005 Vintage. The label says 1 pt 9.4 fl oz, but this is obviously a 330 or so ml bottle. Pours a deep brown that allows no light to pass with clear transparent brown edges. There is a thin-moderate creamy light brown head that lingers until mid-glass and leaves partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of oak, malt, vanilla, dates, figs and just a bit of molasses. The flavor is malt and oak with malty sweetness along with some dates and figs. The flavor of the scotch emerges towards the finish and is somewhat boozey. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied and well-rounded on the palate. Very enjoyable. drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
1/21/12. 2008 version on tap. Hazy dark brown with a nice big, fluffy khaki head that sticks and laces a bit. Rich aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, bubblegum, and juuuust a touch of sour. Nice sweet flavor of dark fruits, brown sugar, yeast, and another small dash of sour. Nice!
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pour is a heady amber copper with a sticky white head. Smell is figgy dry ashy. Taste is toasted raisons sweet malts thick delicious mouthful that really sells this beer. djd07 (14655) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2008 version On tap at Avenue pub. Pours a cloudy brown woth a large creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a rich chocolate flavor and sweet malt finish. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive Belgian strong ale from De Struise. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Spicier than the reg reserva, nearly three years of barrel aging really beat up the original beer is pretty beat up but the nuances are cool. The original beer was so amazing. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma is much the same as standard Pannepot, but with a little oak and more apparent coffee. Appearance is black with light tan head. Flavor is quite muted, with some dark fruits and coffee; I noticed the alcohol here, which I did not with the 2010 Pannepot. Palate is bubbly and chewy. Still excellent, but I liked the regular Pannepot a little more. Niko100 (2914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, some oak, caramel, dark fruit, & light vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, yeast, oak, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit (notably plums & dates), raisons, spice, and some licorice; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced & complex; Tastes like a stout at this point - very good overall.